overload server


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overload server

A server in a network that stands by waiting to handle additional traffic. Additional Web servers and application servers can be made into overload servers on a large website. See Web server and application server.
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In the feedback-based overload control schemes [4, 13-17], the overloaded server computes constraints on its generated load according to current load and distributes such constraints to its immediate neighborhood which is placed before the overload server by a feedback mechanism.
The Protect Your Election suite provides groups that run elections with a defense against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can overload servers and shut down computer systems-a safeguard that usually costs thousands of dollars to maintain.
Many hosting companies overload servers with too many clients and their websites become inaccessible.